NO. 8


The Political Scene

The assassination of Lebanon's newly-elected President Rene Muawad is achallenge to the Syrians and a setback for the Taif agreement, although howserious a one remains to be seen, as at MEES press time attempts were being madeto convene a quorum of deputies to elect a new president. The Syrians also heardunwelcome news from the Soviet ambassador to Damascus, who intimated in aninterview with western journalists that there were differences...